Master of Education in Higher Education (MEd)

Overview

The Higher Education Program (HIED) at UBC focuses on the study of all facets of institutions of higher learning. The multifaceted, interdisciplinary program draws on aspects of history, philosophy, sociology, economics, political science, psychology, sociology, law, and administrative studies. The program addresses several core themes:

Core Themes

  • The foundations of higher education
  • The contexts in which institutions and systems of higher education operate
  • International and comparative perspectives of higher education systems and policies
  • International and comparative perspectives on access, admissions, and student mobility
  • Current issues in higher education
  • Transitions and access in education
  • Perspectives on retention, attrition, and success in institutions of higher education
  • Student success in higher education
  • Interrogating higher education environments

Quick Facts

Degree
Master of Education
Subject
Education
Mode of delivery
On campus
Specialization
Higher Education
Program Components
Coursework + Major Project/Essay required
Faculty
Faculty of Education

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Requirements

TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement

92
22
22
22
22

IELTS Overall Score Requirement

6.5
6.0
6.0
6.0
6.0

Deadline Details

Application Deadline

Deadline to submit online application. No changes can be made to the application after submission.

Transcript Deadline

Deadline to upload scans of official transcripts through the applicant portal in support of a submitted application. Information for accessing the applicant portal will be provided after submitting an online application for admission.

Referee Deadline

Deadline for the referees identified in the application for admission to submit references. See Letters of Reference for more information.

September 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
01 August 2018
Canadian Applicants
Application Deadline: 01 February 2019
Transcript Deadline: 01 February 2019
Referee Deadline: 08 February 2019
International Applicants
Application Deadline: 01 February 2019
Transcript Deadline: 01 February 2019
Referee Deadline: 08 February 2019

May 2020 Intake

Application Open Date
01 August 2019
Canadian Applicants
Application Deadline: 17 October 2019
Transcript Deadline: 17 October 2019
Referee Deadline: 24 October 2019
International Applicants
Application Deadline: 17 October 2019
Transcript Deadline: 17 October 2019
Referee Deadline: 24 October 2019

Tuition / Program Costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$104.00$168.25
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$2,334.10$4,192.82
Tuition per year$7,002.30$12,578.46
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) $1,500.00 (-)
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly)$930.14 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $16,884.10 (check cost calculator)
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

Statistical Data

Enrolment Data

 20172016201520142013
Applications3115131917
Offers15681010
New registrations84445
Total enrolment181312119

Completion Rates & Times

This program has a graduation rate of 85.71% based on 14 students admitted between 2008 - 2011. Based on 14 graduations between 2014 - 2017 the minimum time to completion is 0.99 years and the maximum time is 3.66 years with an average of 2.22 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.
Disclaimer
Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 9 March 2018]. Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots. Program completion data are only provided for datasets comprised of more than 4 individuals. Rates and times of completion depend on a number of variables (e.g. curriculum requirements, student funding), some of which may have changed in recent years for some programs [data updated: 23 September 2018].

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September 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
01 August 2018
Canadian Applicant Deadline
01 February 2019
International Applicant Deadline
01 February 2019

May 2020 Intake

Application Open Date
01 August 2019
Canadian Applicant Deadline
17 October 2019
International Applicant Deadline
17 October 2019

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